SLICE OF LIFE: June 16-21

See what's happening in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.

FAMILY FUN FAIR

The free Optimist Family Fun Fair takes place Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trethewey House heritage site, 2313 Ware St. The event features the Vikings of the Reik Felag Norse Culture Re-creation Society returning for another “raid,” bringing their travelling village with them. Info: 604-853-0313 or reikfelag.org

CLASS OF ’72

The Abbotsford Senior Secondary class of 1972 hosts a 40-year reunion on Saturday, June 16 at Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub (33720 South Fraser Way), starting at 8 p.m. Info: 604-852-0550 or brucemasse@gmail.com

GROOVE DADDY

Local jazz group Groove Daddy is in concert Saturday, June 16 at the House of James coffeehouse, 2743 Emerson St. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is a $7 suggested donation. The band’s members are Chuck Cave on sax and keyboards, Jim Verwoerd on guitar, Johan Worst on bass and Zaf Kundakciogiu on drums.  Info: houseofjames.com or 604-852-3701

DRIVE ONE

Transport for Christ holds a Drive One 4 UR Community fundraiser on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Rd. The funds raised will help support the work of Transport for Christ, which reaches, supports and encourages truck drivers. Info: transportforchristbc.org

PROBUS CLUB

Randie Scott is the speaker at the Probus Club of Abbotsford on Monday, June 18 at 9 a.m. He will discuss what it is like working in the prison system in the Fraser Valley. The meeting, open to any retired or nearly retired professional or business people, is held at the Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre, 32110 Marshall Rd.

TRAVEL GROUP

The Singles Travel Club meets Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m. for dinner at the ABC Family Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd. The club offers group tours for single people. Info: singlestravelclub.ca or Val at 1-877-523-7823 (ext 304)

EX-BRITS MEET

The Ex-Brits Group meets Wednesday, June 20 at Jo Jo’s Fish and Chips at 32700 George Ferguson Way at 11 a.m. The group also meets the first Tuesday of each month at noon at the Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford, and the last Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the ABC restaurant on Marshall Road. Info: Hazel at 604-854-3121 or Dorothy at 604-859-2060

BETTER BREATHERS

Mission Sumas Better Breathers meets Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd. The group is open to those who have serious breathing problems such as asthma. Info: 604-854-3013

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